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International Economic Association Series

The Middle East Economies in Times of Transition

Editors: Galal, Ahmed, Diwan, Ishac (Eds.)

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Diwan and Galal looks at the structure and prospects of the Middle East economies after the 2011 Uprisings, focusing on issues of economic growth, inequality, the impact of oil, and the unfolding political transitions.
On the growth question, the book looks into the extent of structural transformation of the economy, the political economy reasons for the lack of structural change, and the external conditions in the EU and in the GCC that underpin the lack of structural change. On inequality, the book offers new measures of equality of opportunity in human development and in the job market, and it also reviews the complex political economy of subsidy removal. Regarding natural resources, the volume provides three innovations: connecting the notion of 'oil curse' to the global phenomena of asset bubbles; evidence that resource curse effects do not rise monotonically with the size of the resource rent, but rather, according to an inverted U shape; and an extension of the concept of rent to the other non-oil rents that are also predominant in the region. Finally, the volume places the political transition in the region in a global perspective using various methods – theoretical, comparative, and empirical, and it explores the relationship between democracy in its variety of forms and economic development.

About the authors

Ishac Diwan is currently affiliated with Dauphine University and the Paris School of Economics in France, and is a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum where he directs its political economy programmes. His recent books include A Political Economy of the Middle East (co-authored, 2015), and Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings (2014).

Ahmed Galal is Managing Director of the Economic Research Forum. He was Egypt's Finance Minister in 2013. Before that, he held various positions at the World Bank for about 18 years. In 2000-2007, he was the Director of the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies. Galal holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University, USA. He authored more than a dozen books and several journal articles.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Puzzles and Clues — An Overview

    Diwan, Ishac (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Structural Transformation

    Doemeland, Doerte (et al.)

    Pages 27-62

  • The Roll-Back of the State and the Rise of Crony Capitalism

    Cammett, Melani (et al.)

    Pages 63-98

  • Regional and Global Integration

    Diwan, Ishac (et al.)

    Pages 99-128

  • Inequality of Opportunity in Human Development

    Assaad, Ragui (et al.)

    Pages 131-158

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Middle East Economies in Times of Transition
Editors
  • Ahmed Galal
  • Ishac Diwan
Series Title
International Economic Association Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52977-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-52977-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52976-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-58394-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 359
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